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Schwarzes Kreuz Vollbier

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45
51
style
Formerly brewed at Brauerei Schwarzes Kreuz
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Eggolsheim, Germany

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2008
From tap at the brewpub. Dark golden with a huge, dens head. The aroma has notes of caramel and malt. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of caramel, malt and a light grapefruit-like bitterness. IMO it’s a bit out of balance and the flavour is quickly gone, but the bitterness lasts a bit longer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2007
(bottle, bought at the brewery, filled, capped and labelled in front of me & draught at the Bierkeller) Clear, copper colour with a short off-white foamy head. Sweet, slightly toasty and nutty nose with subtle honeyish fruity notes, toffee, a touch of liquorice spice and well-balanced herbal hops. Aromatic toasty malt-accented taste with toffee, honey and a present herbal blend. Sweet-bitter, toasty and herbal hoppy, almost lingering finish. Well-balanced Franconian Lager. One should try to get it fresh, at best from the tap at the brewery or the Bierkeller.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2007
Bottle. This has some full on diaceetyl. sweet and buttery. with grainy, bready malt notes also noticed. Not very good.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5179) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle Pigs Ear. Diacetyl. Other than the butter pop-corn this is a dull, pale beer of little character. Not offensive - just boring.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (13283) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
Bottle at Pig’s Ear BF. Copper colour with a bit of haze. Thin off white head. Aroma has a bit of diacetyl. Some nuttiness. Bit of toffee. Not a big fan of this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3596) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2006
Draught, at the brewpub, October 2006. Bronze, moderate thin off white head and good condition. Pleasant but muted caramel toffee maltiness in the nose, quite hop bitter in the mouth with a balancing full bodied toffee maltiness, and a lingering sweet toffee finish with a slight burnt toasty bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2006
Bottled - Pigs Ear BF. Hmm interesting how pivnizub says it’s straw colour yet bierkoning’s and our bottle was amber! THis is slightly hazy and it had a beige bubbly head. The aroma is fruity with some toffee and diacetyl. The taste is excellent. Fruity with good hops and some dry malty flavours. Very well balanced and very tasty.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2005
Bottle, bought at the brewery. Yes, this very much local brewery bottles his beer. 4,5% on the label. Amber color. Caramelly, buttery aroma. A clear barnyard smell. Medium bodied. Sweetish, malty, caramelly flavor. A somewhat dirty palate. Far from perfect beer, but you probabaly have to taste it from tap, like Pivnizub did. But being the designated driver, that sadly wasn’t possible.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8750) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2005
From the tap (in the brewery-garden "Keller"): Straw coloured, white, thin but long lasting head; hoppy (herbal) nose, creamy texture, low carbonation; full-bodied flavour with a smooth dry and bitter finish. Very franconian.....O.K:


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